Editorial Reviews. Review. “This is a definitely good book to study before you set out to design : Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design eBook: Jenifer Tidwell: Kindle Store. Anyone who’s serious about designing interfaces should have this book on their shelf for reference. It’s the most comprehensive cross-platform examination of. Jenifer Tidwell. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 65 reviews. Designing a good interface isn’t easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved.
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Charles River Media, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Its primary focus is to educating the readers about Interaction Patterns, its use and context of usage. Will not recommend this book to someone looking for an introduction to this field.
Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. Overall not too bad, but not great. A book can’t design an interface for you — no foolproof design process is given here — but Designing Interfaces does give you concrete ideas that you can mix and recombine as you see fit.
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell
A few technical quibbles. Jul 20, Francesco rated it liked it. I really liked Tidwell’s writing and think she’s organized, succinct, reflective, and anyone who reads her book will become a better interface designer.
Lists with This Book. Every chapter begins with a very good theoretical ideas on general design principles which help you defend your design decisions and in general increases your knowledge.
Excellent resource for anyone starting in the field. Blackberry, cell phones and larger intetfaces forms. Something you would be able to do by simply using a Mac and paying attention to the details, instead of wasting time and money on some improvisation skills. She has been researching user interface patterns sinceand designing and building complex dsigning and web interfaces since So, sadly, not a whole lot of new information for me, but it was certainly interesting to page through here.
Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition
The style is easy to read. For example she notes that the Fisheye menu, while slightly favored by programmers and experienced users is considered confusing by and less effective for casual users and recommends a hierarchical approach. Really well-organized, jrnifer easy-to-understand explanations and tidwfll of examples. Refresh and try again.
Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice. Browsing through the book again I see where some of the ideas have become dated, but some are still relevant.
A bunch of the patterns are actually available on the web, here: See our FAQ or contact customer service: Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color. Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. Jun 02, Nguyen Huu Anh Vu rated it liked it. If you have been an interaction designer for long, most of it is likely to be interaces if not desinging, but the clear explanations still make this a valuable read.
Actions and Commands; 6. So even though I think it’s a good book, it’s not as practical as a direct website and some of it’s cases are pretty old – but it c This book was super useful when I was working on my project.
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. So even though I think it’s a good book, it’s not as practical as a direct website and some of it’s cases are pretty old – but it covers a lot more cases than some websites with deslgning specs. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately.
Lynch Limited preview – To ask other readers questions about Designing Interfaces designin, please sign up. HOW Design Books, Your UI technology — web tidwel, desktop software, even mobile devices — may give you the tools you need, but little guidance on how to use them well. A lot of great stuff in here on Information Architecture but the examples are very old.
Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. I could never understand why there is ‘How’ sections for each pattern, I skipped the most. A Means to an. I assume an online version of this book would work quite well, particularly if t Another gorgeous design book. Nevertheless I’m pretty sure I will use this book designin this and other projects. Return to Book Page.
It is also made more for designing websites, and just a small amount of the book few pages in the tkdwell are reserved for designing interfaces on mobile.
Book Description Despite all of the UI toolkits available today, it’s still not easy to design good application interfaces. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. I am not an expert in UI design by any means I have read Donald Norman, Tagnazzini, Shneiderman and Mayhew but I have no background in graphic designbut I do project reviews and itdwell book has given me some insight into problems and potential fixes in a few areas.
Each with its own what, why, when, how and examples from well-known Desktop Application, Website, Mobile Your UI technology — web applications, desktop software, eve